Title: I’ve Been Looking for You
Author: Jennifer Dean
Publication date: December 1st, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult
Max: The new girl, the sarcastic asshole, the one who avoids getting attached to anyone.
Emily: The golden girl, the rule-abiding rebel, the one who unknowingly craves something more.
When fate brings the two girls together, life seemed to fall into place. Until their future plans are shattered the moment someone leaves drugs inside Max’s school locker.
While Max inevitably loses hope of escaping her new grim reality, Emily struggles to move on without the one she loves most. Especially when she’s the only one determined to find answers. But the closer Emily gets to discovering the truth, the harder it will be to stop her pursuit, even when it leads to dangerous consequences.
does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you
start? Do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing) If
you plan it out, how do you do that? Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.?
process is free flowing from the moment the first idea sparks. I usually switch
between notebook and laptop, letting the characters and plot rapidly develop on
their own. Unfortunately, that sometimes means being woken up during the night.
do you come up with your ideas for your stories?
think I can take credit for coming up with anything. I merely write the scenes
that play inside my head.
long have you been writing?
February 2, 2009. It's oddly specific but it's hard to forget the moment that
changed my life.
tips do you have for aspiring writers?
the story you want to write, not what you think others might like. At the end
of the day it's the passion for the story that drives you to find the
discipline to write.
are your favorite:
Books: The Time Traveler's Wife, Wuthering
Heights, Harry Potter Series, The Girl on The Train, Abraham Lincoln:
Vampire Hunter, On The Road, The Help.
Authors: J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Madeleine
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult.
Movies: Titanic, The Patriot, Bridesmaids, Pitch
TV Shows: Will and Grace, Orange is the New Black,
Parks and Rec, That 70's Show, Sherlock.
Music: Pink, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, Tom Petty,
Imagine Dragons, Lukas Graham, A Great Big World, The Chainsmokers.
Food: Tex-Mex, Italian, Chinese.
Writing snack: Nacho Cheese Doritos.
Jennifer was studying History and English at the University of North Texas when she discovered a hidden passion for writing. She has since written two other Young Adult novels, Bound and Blinded. She lives in Seattle Washington.